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The Committee on Global Thought (CGT) crosses disciplinary and national borders to address the challenges of our world today.

Podcast produced by Andrew Wells and Henry T. Jorden.

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The Committee on Global Thought (CGT) crosses disciplinary and national borders to address the challenges of our world today.

Podcast produced by Andrew Wells and Henry T. Jorden.

    On the future of critical theory and practice - with Bernard E. Harcourt

    On the future of critical theory and practice - with Bernard E. Harcourt

    In this episode of the Global Thought Podcast, Vishakha N. Desai speaks with Committee on Global Thought member Bernard E. Harcourt about his new book Critique & Praxis from Columbia University Press. Charting a vision for political action and social transformation, Harcourt argues that instead of posing the question, “What is to be done?” we must now turn it back onto ourselves and ask, and answer, “What more am I to do?”.

    Bernard E. Harcourt is a leading critical theorist and advocate for social justice. His scholarship focuses on social and critical theory with a particular interest in punishment and surveillance.

    • 30 min
    On the Unsettlement Project - with Rosalind C. Morris

    On the Unsettlement Project - with Rosalind C. Morris

    Vishakha N. Desai interviews Committee on Global Thought member Rosalind C. Morris about the CGT Unsettlement project on this episode of the Global Thought Podcast. Led by Morris, the CGT project on Unsettlement aims to enable critical thought and a just response to issues that transcend the category of migrancy and border security. Beyond the false dichotomy of voluntary or forced movement, in areas where border regimes are mutating and climate change is precipitating profound demographic shifts, the project brings together scholars, policy makers, journalists and artists in forums that aim to inform and to foster new approaches to the challenges of our present and future.

    Rosalind C. Morris is a professor of Anthropology at Columbia University. Her scholarship has focused on modernity, mass media, and global development. Her work addresses questions of the relationships between value and violence; aesthetics and the political; the sexualization of power and desire; and the history of anthropological thought and social theory.

    • 23 min
    On the city at war - with Saskia Sassen

    On the city at war - with Saskia Sassen

    On the final episode of season two, Vishakha N. Desai interviews Committee on Global Thought member, and former chair, Saskia Sassen. She discusses her latest book with Mary Kaldor, Cities at War. The book examines cities as sites of contemporary warfare and insecurity. Sassen’s perspective on cities and their geographies provides new insight into how cities and their residents encounter instability and conflict, as well as the ways in which urban forms provide possibilities for countering violence.

    Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and a member of the Committee for Global Thought at Columbia University. Her research and writing focuses on globalization, immigration, global cities, new technologies, and changes within the liberal state that result from current transnational conditions. Her interests include urban sociology, the sociology of transnational processes and globalization, technology, the dynamics of powerlessness in urban contexts and migration.

    • 26 min
    YCW Session 1.1

    YCW Session 1.1

    On April 13, 2020, the project held a Global Think-In, a virtual conversation between 70 youth from nearly 10 countries, to share observations about the Coronavirus pandemic and its impact on how they think about their future and the post-pandemic world. Specifically, we asked them:
    1. How has the Coronavirus affected your life? What is the most unexpected part of this impact?
    2. What influence do you think this pandemic will have on your future, your country, and the world? What would you like to see change as a result of this pandemic?
    The virtual conversation provided a safe space for young people to share their concerns and aspirations across national borders while we temporarily suspended in-person workshops at local universities and community organizations.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    YCW Session 1.2

    YCW Session 1.2

    On April 13, 2020, the project held a Global Think-In, a virtual conversation between 70 youth from nearly 10 countries, to share observations about the Coronavirus pandemic and its impact on how they think about their future and the post-pandemic world. Specifically, we asked them:
    1. How has the Coronavirus affected your life? What is the most unexpected part of this impact?
    2. What influence do you think this pandemic will have on your future, your country, and the world? What would you like to see change as a result of this pandemic?
    The virtual conversation provided a safe space for young people to share their concerns and aspirations across national borders while we temporarily suspended in-person workshops at local universities and community organizations.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    YCW Session 2.1

    YCW Session 2.1

    On April 13, 2020, the project held a Global Think-In, a virtual conversation between 70 youth from nearly 10 countries, to share observations about the Coronavirus pandemic and its impact on how they think about their future and the post-pandemic world. Specifically, we asked them:
    1. How has the Coronavirus affected your life? What is the most unexpected part of this impact?
    2. What influence do you think this pandemic will have on your future, your country, and the world? What would you like to see change as a result of this pandemic?
    The virtual conversation provided a safe space for young people to share their concerns and aspirations across national borders while we temporarily suspended in-person workshops at local universities and community organizations.

    • 1 hr 18 min

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